Project Analyst (re-advertisement)

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While Bangladesh has made great strides in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the country is still facing multiple challenges in the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. Particularly the attainment of SDG 16 – the promotion of peace, justice, and strong institutions – has been lagging behind. This SDG is universally recognized as being the driver for realizing all other SDGs and is thus of vital importance. This programme addresses the need to develop effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels to promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies for Bangladesh’s sustainable development, enabling wider engagement of development partners and relevant stakeholders. The programme aims to support the country in achieving SDG 16 by:

  • Strengthening public institutions that can contribute to fulfilling national and international commitments and provide better service delivery.
  • Creating a positive policy environment that embeds the SDGs’ core principle of “leave no one behind”.
  • Promoting new capabilities and leveraging technology and innovation for more effective and inclusive governance and public service delivery.

The project consists of the following three outputs:

  • Output 1: Capacities of Bangladesh’s bureaucracy are strengthened to deliver on SDG16 & SDG5
  • Output 2: Institutions of public oversight are more people-centric and effectively fulfil their mandates.
  • Output 3: The policy environment is strengthened to sustain SDG results and integrate SDGs into routine GoB operations and partnerships (multi-stakeholder Policy Dialogue Platform)

SIPS will be implemented by UNDP in partnership with public institutions, preferably the SDG Coordination Cell (SDGCC) and the Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Parliament.

The Project Analyst will work closely with the Project Manager and work under the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative/Programme Manager of UNDP Governance Cluster or his/her designated staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Analyst will be responsible for managing the results of assigned outputs of the project. Being the Output Manager, the Project Analyst will be responsible for the implementation of specific output activities and contribute to generating output’s results in line with the approved Project Document. While the Project Analyst will be based in democratic Governance Cluster, s/he will also closely work with the Project Manager and other project staffs, UNDP operations unit, Government officials and other relevant stakeholders.

Summary of key functions:

  • Project management and implementations
  • Technical Support
  • Partnership, Communications and Coordination
  • Policy and Programme Services
  • Knowledge Services

Project management and implementations

  • Develop output-specific detailed annual workplans that include all activities and roles and responsibilities of project partners with milestones, as well as corresponding procurement plans, and manage revisions as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of output-specific project activities and monitor the progress of implementation and key event schedules observing the workplans and due dates, including monitoring of the financial resources.
  • Mobilize goods and services to support project activities, including drafting terms of reference and services/goods specifications, overseeing contractors’ work, and certifying deliverables, and organizing workshops, trainings and events.
  • Take initiatives to build the capacity of Responsible Parties on complying with UNDP’s requirements on the efficient and transparent use of project financial resources.
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP to Responsible Parties, through direct cash transfers, direct payments or reimbursement using the FACE (Fund Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures) form and in line with the UN Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) framework.
  • Ensure proper filing of all project information.

Prepare internal and external correspondence for the project.

Technical Support

  • Provide technical support to design and deliver the activities related to human rights, SDGs and institutional oversights functions including support to facilitating new research and innovations for better institutional service delivery.
  • Contribute to develop strategies and extend opportunities for connecting left behind communities with the delivery of public institutional services.
  • Substantially contribute to align sectoral plans and initiatives with SDG-16 and integrating human rights in human rights situation reporting and governance framework in collaboration with the key government counterparts.
  • Support to review reports prepared on the human rights situation, national governance, innovations in service deliveries, institutional good practices, and support in liaison with public oversight institutions for creating an enabling policy environment.
  • Support to prepare, organize, and minute of various regular meetings/discussions.
  • Prepare timely regular project progress reports (on progress against planned activities, update on risks, project finances, etc.);
  • Support to prepare mid-year review and year-end review of the project.
  • Prepare final project report and supporting documents; and
  • Contribute to UNDP corporate reporting obligations (ROAR, etc.)

Partnership, Communications and Coordination

  • Be aware and keep abreast of activities of the key counterparts and project partners.
  • Develop excellent relationship with the key partners, public oversight institutions, Parliamentarians, government officials, CSOs, citizens groups and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure coordination and exchanges of information to ensure the coherence and complementarity of project activities.
  • Establish and maintain close coordination and communication with the Responsible Parties, Project Partners, beneficiaries, and donors.
  • Identify opportunities for widening/deepening of cooperation with public institutions and recommending adequate approaches to manage strategic learning information arising from project implementation.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the project communications and visibility strategy.
  • Identify and document results/impact, lessons learned, and good practices, and prepare knowledge and advocacy products/materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Participation in UNDP and external Communities of Practice and Knowledge Networks.

Policy and Programmatic Services

  • Contribute to analyse social, political, and development trends. Navigate opportunities to prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation related to project output, identification of opportunities for initiation of new Governance and rights-based projects.
  • Identify the sources of information related to policy-driven issues and concerns.

Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Knowledge Services

  • Manage the inputs of the consultants and undertake knowledge capture at national, regional, and global levels in the subject area and the production of knowledge-based products.
  • Manage the establishment of internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-government, private companies, international development organizations and the UN system.
Competencies:

Core competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management competencies:

  • UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Business Direction & Strategy

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions; Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
  • System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

Business Development

  • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.

Business Management

  • Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  • Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
  • Evaluation: Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks; Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Digital & Innovation

  • Data collection: Being skilled in Data Sorting, Data Cleaning, Survey Administration, Presentation and Reporting including collection of Real-Time Data (e.g. mobile data, satellite data, sensor data).
Required Skills and Experience:
Education:
  • Advanced University Degree (master’s degree or equivalent) from any reputed educational institution, preferably in Law/ Public Administration/ Political Science/Economics/Statistics/ Human Rights or other relevant discipline is required, Or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (with Master´s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience in human rights and democratic governance sectors and relevant work experience with key public oversight institutions
  • Excellent understanding of human rights-based approach, democratic governance, and SDGs issue.
  • Sound knowledge and experiences in reporting and capturing of action learning, innovations, and good practices.
  • Substantive expertise in human rights and governance programming particularly in integration of rights-based approaches in programming is required.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing resources and budgeting, and progress reporting required.
  • Experience in project monitoring, results reporting and documenting of the project output are desired
  • Previous working experience with development agencies and/or public oversight institutions, international organizations, CSOs are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of people centric development initiatives, practices and development organization’s proceedings is an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Required Languages:

  • English and Bangla
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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